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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
Would it be recommended to toss in a bit of live rock from a local pet store all into the container I'm going to be curing these in?
If yes - is only a heater and a couple powerheads sufficient for equipment, or do I need to introduce a filter now if wet live rock is included?
And lastly - would it make a difference if I include 1lb of live rock vs 5lb? Or only the rate at which the reef saver will become populated?
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The great thing about Reef Saver rock is that it is real reef rock. The advantage is that it comes from a land-based dead coral reef that is quarried in the US, so there is no impact to the ocean reef rock, and it's also significantly lower in residual organic material.
Have a great day!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
How much rock do I need?
Knowing exactly how much Dry Live Rock you will need can be one of the hardest questions to answer since every tank and rock will be slightly different. A general guideline for Reef Saver Dry Live Rock, we suggest 3/4 to 1 pound of rock per gallon of display tank volume and may vary depending on your overall goal for the aquascape. We always recommend purchasing a little extra dry rock to ensure that you will have enough to complete the aquascape you are looking for, any extra rock can always be broken up and placed in your refugium, overflows, and sump for added filtration.
BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
No Phosphates! By John on 4/20/2017John would recommend this product to a friendSo I am setting up a new tank and was going to buy live rock from the LFS but heard of some horror stories about getting nasty hitchhiking critters. I currently have no pests in my tank and didnt want to start now. So I ordered the BRS reef saver dry rock but some said even dry rock would have a lot of phosphates in them and they would have to be leached out before putting in the DT. I got a large trash can put the rock in and let it soak in fresh salt water with a power head and heater for 24 hours...then tested the P04 and my Hanna checker said 0.00. I didnt believe the meter so I soaked some food pellets in ro water for a few min then tested and got a reading of .64. So I tested the dry rock container again for the next several days and am still getting 0.00 on the Hanna checker! Dont know if I just got lucky with this batch of rock but really happy about No Phosphates! now I can just cycle the rock for a few weeks and it will be ready to go into the DT without the worry of leaching phosphates for the next 6 months or longer! Great Product.
Great rock, super easy to connect pieces together. By Jonathan on 4/5/2017Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock to make aquaecapes! super easy and is cheaper then all the other rocks i have seen, will buy more in the future for sure!!
Great! By Tommy from Indy on 4/3/2017Tommy from Indy would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock at a great price. Very porous rock. Easy to aqua scape with. Will purchase more in the future.
Awesome By Joseph on 4/1/2017Joseph would recommend this product to a friendVery well packaged, Very generous with amount, and they accommodated the sizes i wished for (was easy enough, over softball size, and under football size)
Overall, another great experience. Thanks goes to all BRS employees!
Great By Tyler on 3/31/2017Tyler would recommend this product to a friendThis is great rock. It looks good and fits together seamlessly. Can stack it easily
Great all around !! By Supermario on 3/30/2017Supermario would recommend this product to a friendJust great from the rock to the delivery!
Great Rock! By ryan on 3/16/2017ryan would recommend this product to a friendI ordered the Reef Saver rock in hopes it would fulfill my needs after all reviews I read. Some said it broke apart easily and or the rock was too big as far as pieces for their tank. Let me tell you, I specified what size tank I had and what I planned to do i.e. 28 jbj need medium to smaller pieces. I ended up with 7 pieces with a few smaller rubble-esque pieces for the tank. The aquascape that is set up now is perfect....the only problem I have is, how do recreate this aquascape after it's emptied and washed. lol. I asked for pieces that provided a couple of "caves" and an "arch"...fully delivered! My guess is that people don't utilize the notes on "checkout" to specify what they want and or need. Handle that...and you get what you want. Thank you BRS! This order was awesome! BTW, the rock is way more porous than it even looks in the pictures. The rock was placed in a bag and surrounded by "peanuts" or "marshmallows" as my daughter called them..no movement and no breakage. It takes some thought to arrange as there are multiple combinations. Just tell them what you want and they will oblige. Awesome job!
Awesome rock! By Blackhawkfan on 3/13/2017Blackhawkfan would recommend this product to a friendVery happy with the assortment of rock they sent.
BRS Included The Size Rocks I wanted By Garrett on 3/10/2017Garrett would recommend this product to a friendI've ordered this rock before. Easy to aquascape, great for bacteria, looks more consistent than pukani or fiji, however, last time I ordered 35lbs, i got 6 basketball sized rocks, and didn't know you could request a specific size. This time I ordered 35lbs and requested rocks the size of a football...They did an incredible job finding abt 15 nice looking rocks the size I requested! This is why I will always order my rock from BRS.
Rock is heavy By Jen on 3/9/2017Jen would recommend this product to a friendRock is heavy comparable to size, ordered 10# of this and 5# of pukani, ended up with about the same amount surface wise of both types of rock. This rock weights quite a bit more than the pukani.
Perfect sizes By Molli on 3/4/2017Molli would recommend this product to a friendI ordered a meager 5lbs of rock, because I only needed a few pieces. I received one large and two small pieces which were perfect for my needs. The rock is light and beautiful and pretty clean.
Looks great By Christian on 3/1/2017Christian would recommend this product to a friendThe rock looks great, fits together smoothly and is easy to work with